Engaged in employment law and litigation and in commercial litigation.
Employment Law Experience: The former includes employment discrimination (Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, Equal Pay Act, THRA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act), employment contracts, retaliation, enforcement of covenants not to compete, employee handbooks, unemployment compensation, and workplace safety, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Has represented parties to wage and hour actions, including collective actions. This has been a large part of practice since 1982.
Commercial Litigation Experience: Commercial litigation practice includes construction, lien priority, bankruptcy, collection, foreclosure, deficiency cases, inducement of breach of contract, suretyship bonding, franchise, mechanic's lien enforcement, contaminated property actions, breach of contract, corporate and partnership dissolution, shareholder derivative suits, enforcement of real estate restrictive covenants, title insurance claims, real estate commissions, and lender liability, both for plaintiffs and defendants. Co-counsel in class actions involving issues of class certification, including appropriate membership of class, and ability of representative Plaintiffs to represent class.
University of North Carolina (AB, Journalism-1972; JD-1975).